- Date: 05.-07. June 2009
- Place: Microsoft Innovation Center, Vienna
- Participants: 60
- Nationalities: 5
- Idea pitches: 15
- Venture teams: 6
- Startps: 1
The first Startup Live project was held in June 2009. This project can be seen as a prototype of the Startup Live concept. It was important to gain experience in designing and implementing Startup Live. Fifteen ideas were pitched. Nine ideas were not able to assure participants of their potential. As a consequence, six interdisciplinary venture teams were formed. This can be seen as a first selection of ideas.
Eduvent was formed at the first Startup Weekend in June 2009 in Vienna. The name eduvent is composed of the words education and event. The main goal of eduvent is to provide information about educational events in Austria.
Only two team members already knew each other before joining the Startup Live. Throughout the following months eduvent developed their website and went online at the end of summer 2009. They currently have several thousand regular users. At the present they are working on improving their number of users and intending to further develop a sustainable business model.